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Module Title Materials for Energy Generation and Storage
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 19689
Module Lead Dr David Book
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description The aim of the module is to introduce students to a number of important materials science topics in the field of sustainable energy generation and storage. The following will be covered in the module: Materials for Solar Cells; Materials for Wind Turbines; Battery materials; Materials issues in nuclear power generation.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to: 1. Appreciate and describe the use of functional materials in a range of energy generation and storage technologies; 2. Understand the key materials challenges that need to be overcome, in order to make viable/ improve the competitiveness of a range of energy generation and storage technologies; 3. Understand and describe the materials fabrication, characterization techniques that are required for the development of energy generation and storage technologies; 4. Appreciate how the energy generation and storage technologies studied, can fit into a number of proposed sustainable energy systems.
Assessment 19689-01 : Result : Other (DNU) (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 60% open book examination at the end of the teaching week; 20% presentation during the teaching week; 20% essay submitted after the teaching week.
Other Chemistry and Physics
Reading List Godfrey Boyle , Bob Everett, Janet Ramage (Eds), "Energy Systems and Sustainability", Oxford University Press, ISBN 0199261792, 2003